Writing a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

I really like this helpful guideline.. Just in time for NaNoWriMo!


There are several versions of the Snowflake Method to writing a novel.  My personal favorite is Randy Ingermanson’s version on his website, AdvancedFictionWriting.com.  I strongly suggest reading Ingermanson’s page on the Snowflake Method if you are about to put it into practice.  I based my version largely on Ingermanson’s, but being a visual learner and thinker, I tried to make it more of a visual illustration.  I also use medium sized, color-coded note cards for step 9, again, because I am more visual and like to play with colored paper and pens.

It is important that you look at a few different versions of the Snowflake Method and select the one that feels right to you.  You can also tweak any version to fit your personal preference.  I was in a kind of rut, block, whatever you want to call it, and this method really gave me the…

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